General Session Legislative Panels
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Congressman Joseph Heck, (R.) Nevada
On November 2, 2010, Joe Heck was elected to the United States Congress as Nevada’s Representative for the Third Congressional District. Heck is only the third person to hold this seat since its creation. He serves on the Education and Workforce Committee, and the Armed Services Committee. He is also the only freshman appointed to serve on the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence.
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Congressman John F. Tierney, (D.) Massachusetts
Having been recently re-elected to his ninth term representing Massachusetts's Sixth District, U.S. Representative John F. Tierney has developed a national reputation as an effective legislator fighting for families, seniors, and small businesses. Fighting for a vibrant middle class and working to create opportunity for all, Congressman Tierney has been an active leader on education and labor issues.
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Portia Wu, Senior Policy Advisor,
White House Domestic Policy Council
Portia serves on the White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC) and will share insight into the Council's work for President Obama. Established by Richard Nixon, the DPC coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House, advises the President, supervises the execution of domestic policy and represents the President's priorities to Congress.
Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary,
Employment and Training Administration
Jane Oates was nominated by President Barack Obama to join Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis' leadership team at the Department of Labor in April, 2009. Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training on June 19, 2009, she now leads the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in its mission to design and deliver high-quality training and employment programs for our nation's workers. Read more »
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